Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Happy Birthday to Christian!

Our little baby is 1 year old today! This year has been amazing, full of smiles for Christian! Here is one proud papa a year ago today!

Admiring my little boy. 

And here he is today. So much has changed in one year. Christian went from a helpless baby, to an independent, smiling, walking, talking, toddler. What's next year going to bring?

Future model?

Our happy, little family.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Sort of! Not exactly on his own, but in the last couple of days he's starting to high tail it on his own behind his Alphabet Train. He'll be walking on his own before we know it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 Months Old

Christian's about to be 10 months tomorrow! This was him pre-haircut, the day he turned 9 months. At his 9 month check-up he was 23 lbs, 6 ozs, which is in the 85% for his age. His height was 27.25", which is in the 14%, and his head was in the 89%! It seems we have a bit of a disproportioned baby, but I think he's gorgeous!!

He's a happy, fun, little guy, who's always busy, busy, busy. He LOVES to climb up anything. We've taken him to the playground a few times, and he wants to climb up the slide.

He would love to be busy getting into the cat fountain. He knows he's not supposed to, but, man, is it tempting! 

Here's Dad, keeping him busy in his swing! He loves his swing, and he LOVES peek a boo. Getting both at once is just too much! 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Muy Guapo

 Ok, so we have been waaaay behind on blogging! I know the masses are waiting (ok, maybe just Russell), so here we go. Christian is turning into a little boy right before our eyes. My little baby got his first haircut. Here are some pre-haircut photos. He wasn't overly shaggy, but we had lots of hair hanging over the ears and a bit of a comb over in the back.

We took him to a kid's haircut place, so he got to sit in Lighting McQueen. We had to bribe him with snacks, so he would sit still. I think that's one of his Mum Mums he's chewing on.

I thought he'd give the stylist a harder time. He actually did pretty well. He would try to bat her hand away, and he cried when she tried the clippers, but all in all, he did a great job. 

TA DA! At this point, he was loosing his focus, so we had a hard time getting a good photo!

Muy Guapo!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Day

 We spent Christian's first Christmas in San Antonio. Christmas morning Christian was eyeing his big present. Wonder what's in there?

Here he is in front of the Christmas tree with all his presents. 

We had breakfast and opened presents at Maria's house first. Here his is with some of the stuffed animals he received, a moose from cousin Melissa, and a bear from Abuela. 

Playing with the bows and wrapping paper! 

Abuela and Abuelo gave him an "aquarium" that lights up and shows the fish swimming by. Christian was mesmerized. 

Here he is with Daddy after he opened up his presents at our house. His big present was a swing to hang in the front yard. He has always loved to swing, so I know we'll have lots of fun!

A very satisfied little boy. I think he had a great first Christmas. Can't wait till next year!! 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Change is Our Constant

Every week brings a new accomplishment for Christian and a new challenge for his parents! This has been a BIG month for him. It started with him rolling from back to tummy and getting up on all fours. Then, two weeks ago, he started crawling. The race is on! His newest fascination is rolling over, crawling, then climbing and standing up on the side of his crib, which he LOVES to do ONLY when it's time for a nap:) If that isn't enough to make me wonder if they make sleeping pills for babies, his first tooth made an appearance this morning!!! He was super fussy yesterday and would not go down for naps. Javier and I resorted to the old school technique of strapping him in the car and driving. I decided to check his mouth this morning, and sure enough, there's the top of a little tooth showing through. What a whirlwind of stuff for one little baby to go through in one month! On top of all that, he started screeching, and I mean screeching, like a dinosaur this morning. Javier and I blame his dinosaur PJ's he wore for the first time last night. Needless to say, Mommy did not get to sleep in this morning like she hoped. Here's to dreaming of getting some sleep next weekend.

I'm a month late in getting this posted, but Javier and I took some pictures with him when he turned 6 months. Here's the apple of our eye.